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The Tonwerk used to be called ZILLO, which is also the name of an independent music magazine. On its flyers, it refers to itself as a "meeting place" and this is certainly true at the weekend, when the place fills up with young party people. The music ranges from indie to golden oldies, and this was one of the first establishments in town to have Kurt Cobain memorial nights. They prove very popular, perhaps because it "smells like teen spirit".
Marking its place as one of the biggest clubs in the city, 'Festplatz Nord' club is located in the heart of Hamburg and is a multipurpose venue. The ambience and the interiors are just perfect to suit any event, with ample place to accommodate over 2000 people. Festplatz Nord has great facilities, with a non-smoking and smoking area, a bar, spacious restrooms and excellent technical equipment to aid live gigs and events. So come along with friends and party the night away with great music and drinks.
The Scharlatan-theater is not a theater in the conventional sense. It is an theater which involves the audience in its numerous stage productions and makes them a part of the process, thus personalizing the entire experience. For instance, excellent and entertaining stand-up comedy is performed where disguised actors pretend to be waiters, thus allowing for an element of surprise and ensuring a few healthy laughs. Founded in 1985, it is the oldest theater of its kind in Germany and has earned a reputation for hiring some of the best impromptu stage actors and comedians in Germany. Event details, timings and additional information can be found on the website.
What began as a space to promote free professional theater in Hamburg is today a modern venue for concerts as well as well as the latest theater productions. The Sprechwerk offers excellent facilities to performers and stage artists with a state-of-the-art stage, props and exceptional sound and lighting system. The place is also used by a number of organizations for conducting events and cultural programs.
Polittbüro's founder Lisa Politt is an acclaimed, award winning cabaret performer who set up the institution to encourage and scot for untapped talent in the areas of music, theater, comedy shows and cabaret. Live performances by popular and local bands find a stage here as well. The theater's seating and acoustics are excellent, the drinks offered are very inexpensiv, and the cabaret performances are tweaked to be 'politically intelligent' and not of the slapstick varierty. Polittbüro is worth a visit just for noteworthy and critically acclaimed performances- don't give it a miss for the world!
The Savoy theater amalgamates opera, theater and films from diverse countries and in varied languages. It showcases contemporary movies from all over Europe, covering genres spanning from horror and sci-fi to adventure and drama. It also screens Bollywood movies from India and artistic foreign films. Theater enthusiasts can also watch the best of Shakespeare and other legendary playwrights. The excellent technical facilities ensure that patrons receive full benefit of special effects used in the films. After a show, head to the carpeted lounge and bar, with comfortable leather seats, where you can unwind with a few spirits.
You have to look carefully to find the small, narrow alley that leads through a courtyard to this lovely old cinema near the opera house. There is a café there and the Metropolis has impressive film archives with tons of celluloid material for all their interesting theme nights, subtitled originals, retrospectives and presentations of special directors' works. The oldest films date back about 100 years. Some of them are shown in conjunction with live music. In the summer months, the Metropolis organizes open air film nights on the big square in front of the town hall.
8. Magnus Hall offers clients a variety of event spaces and planning services from Trade shows and exhibitions, to private events, conferences, weddings in a modern setting. The unique architecture offers large modern spaces, with glass façades, lots of light and state of the art equipment. For more information, or to book a space, please give them a call or visit the website.
Are you English-speaking? An anglophile? Or just interested to see the latest British and American films in the original versions? Then City cinema is the perfect choice. This movie theatre shows nothing but the latest releases on its 4 screens. Visitors on 95-415 seats can also see sneak previews on a regular basis. This film house is located in the middle of a red-light district, near the Hauptbahnhof (main station). You can get anything from sweet and salty popcorn to spicy Tex-Mex snacks in the lobby prior to or during the show.
This theater, one of the biggest in Germany, has been named Theater of the Year on several occasions. The magnificent white building, which dates back to 1900, has a Rococo style interior; busts of Goethe, Schiller, Lessing and Kleist are reminders of Germany's rich theatrical tradition. Leading actors and directors such as Gustav Gründgens, Ulrich Wildgruber, Karin Beier, Christoph Marthaler have all worked here, and the Schauspielhaus still attracts some of Germany's biggest names. Some plays are written especially for the Schauspielhaus and many others are premiered on one of the three stages (Großes Haus, Malersaal and Kantine). Productions are ground-breaking, creative and innovative.
The well-known Ohnsorg Theatre, named after its founder Dr. Richard Ohnsorg, hosts regular performances of folk plays, all of which are performed in "Low German" dialect. It is the only professional theater in Germany to do so. Many pieces are broadcast on TV and radio by the North German Broadcasting Corporation (NDR). With a large ensemble and big names such as Heidi Kabel, Henry Vahl and Edgar Bessen, the Ohnsorg Theatre rarely, if never, disappoints.
Markthalle is a major event center of the city of Hamburg, having been designed by architect Fritz Schumacher and holding several high profile performances that include the likes of U2, AC/DC, Guns N' Roses and several others. The hall was built in 1977, and features state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment for flawless tech quality. The venue has also played host to dance performances, theater recitals, shows for kids, and a lot more. Check website for details.